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Ryano in Gainsborough
Hi Streetlifers, My wife and I are looking at buying a house in the new development in Ravenswood and I was looking for any information good or bad about the area before we take the purchase any further. There doesn't seem to be much online and I would ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Beer Festival

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Norbury / Westbury road garage sale

Norwich Road Parking Enforcement

Jeremy C in Castle Hill
Any one else noticed that in past few weeks the IBC Parking Officers have been ticketing illegally parked cars outside shops on Norwich Road.
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Jonathan W
It's important to recognise the distinction between delivery vehicles (legally briefly there to unload) and parked cars (illegally there for an undetermined length of time). The latter should be ticketed and the policing of this section of Ipswich road ... [ more ]
Terry R
About time they came down to Tesco Bramford Road, cars always on the double yellows and even the zigzags on the pedestrian crossings,It's about time they did something about Norwich Road, probably the parking people are now getting out of their vans no ... [ more ]

Garage Sale Trail

Marilyn C in Kesgrave
Broke Hall Garage Sale Trail takes place on Saturday May 21st from 10-2. Maps available on the day from 76 Arundel Way, IP3 8QQ for 50p. Process to the charity Operation Christmas Child. Around 120 homes will be holding a garage sale. Loads of bargains. ... [ more ]

Rosehill House Names

Holywells W in California
Hi, I am doing a research project on the Freehold Land Society houses and would like to ask Street-lifers for help. If you live in a Victorian house in the Rosehill area with an original name plate high up on the front elevation, would you mind sending ... [ more ]

Suffolk Police Lost & Found New Procedures

Albchiv in Racecourse
I read that Suffolk Police are changing their procedures concerning lost and found property. In short they will no longer deal with most items and encourage finders and losers to use the Internet to report and reunite. Would not a dedicated section in ... [ more ]
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Jeremy C
It won't deal with lost Property as not Suffolk Police policy to now collect it. Will deal with general enquiries face to face.

Ipswich Branch, Suffolk Family History Society

The Pioneer Hall, Co-op Education Centre, 11 Fore Street, Ipswich IP4 1JW , Car Park Waterworks St.
Howard K in Ipswich Town Centre
What are: “Weavers, Higglers and Moze Makers”. Michael Holland explains These trades and others are based on a document by a parish overseer in Halstead, Essex, for the 1831 census. detailing names,addresses, and obscure occupations. You may ... [ more ]

NHS Dentist

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Ted M
My wife was misled by Elm St charging for work she was led to believe was free on NHS. If so many people warn about Elm St and so few are satisfied you should all beware !!

Carburetter Tuning

Mike S in Rose Hill
Does anyone know a garage or mechanic who can adjust the balance and mixture strength for twin SU carburetters. My usual garage got rid of their equipment when things got computerised. My MG is running very badly at present, my fault for tinkering! ... [ more ]
Alan K
There is an MG specialist on the Bramford Road (at least that's what the signs outside seem to indicate), called NTG Motor Services. It's between the Yarmouth Road and the railway bridge, squashed next to a pub called "The Red Lion". Just pass it every ... [ more ]
Chris J
My twin choke Weber was running badly, so a local garage recommended me to go to their specialist, Mark Robinson who did a great job. He's out of town near Stonham Barns, but knows what he's doing. Checkout Good luck!

Jubilee Park

Buzz R in Castle Hill
Does anyone know what's happening, if anything, with Jubilee Park? I know they recently removed the remains of the "play ship", but other than that nothing seems to have been done. No CCTV, no fencing, no additional facilities. On the subject of the ... [ more ]
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Buzz R
To be fair, there has been an increased police presence since a nasty confrontation between rival gangs of dealers some time ago.
Buzz R
I've corresponded with Carole Jones, one of the local councillors,. and she explained the many problems and challenges presented by the immediate area, telling me that the redevelopment of Jubilee Park is on pause for the moment while everything else is ... [ more ]

Gas Fitter Required -Can anyone recommend one please

Jackie S in Priory Heath
Hi, I need to get in contact with a reliable gas fitter to disconnect a gas hob and re-connect gas to a free standing gas cooker. Your help is appreciated
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Rita K
I confirm what Pat says. Used our previous plumber for many years but he charged us more than Peter from Pete's plumbing for the same job and this was 2 years ago. And indeed Peter explained everything we must and should know.

Upper Orwell St closed!

Martin C in Ipswich Town Centre
The road is closed as part of the current works in the area. There was no pre-publicity in the area for this actual closure, nor any indication of how long it will last. However according to the website it should have been closed from 18th April 2016 to ... [ more ]
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Loss of 50+Keep fit & Aqua Fit

Brian M in Rose Hill
Any thoughts from anyone and in particular any council member, regarding the 50+ keep fit and Aqua fit sessions held at Gainsborough sport center and Crown pools. The council has deemed in their doubtful wisdom to cut wages paid to instructors and ... [ more ]
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Wat Penh
I have attended Keep Fit class for over 50s many years, also attend Aqua classes at a crown Pools, feel strongly about the cuts, we are constantly bombarded with the need to exercise to keep healthy, there are a considerable number of ladies who are very ... [ more ]
Lesley A
I have been going to keep fit class for 15 years, and cant believe they have stopped classes. E-mailed Sport and Leisure manager at Ipswich council and received unsatisfactory reply, sent another e-mail but didnt get a reply! Thought councils were ... [ more ]

Helpful suggestions

Tricia W in Broke Hall
Hello community, I need to sell everything in my house (that is not personal ho ho) Any good ideas the best way to achieve this. I need money and no clutter am down sizing in a big way. Any good suggestion would be welcome.
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Tricia W
I have been trying gumtree but the photo came back upside down. I tried upside down and it was still,upside down but when I tried on its side it was on its side eeerrrm I emailed gumtree and they suggested a couple of things. Also said they were ... [ more ]

Paving slabs

Jack D in California
I'm after a few paving slabs for a small project in my garden. If anyone has a few spares I'd be very happy to have them.

.Memory blankets

Karen C in Broke Hall
Trying to locate the lady that makes memory blankets from items of clothing . xx

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (5 May)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
AgeUK Suffolk and Lxpert are offering FREE computer advice and support to older people. Those browsing at the AgeUK shop in Ipswich Town Centre will have an opportunity to speak to one of Lxpert's volunteering local IT experts about any computer, ... [ more ]

New shed, base and re-paving

Teresa C in Greenwich
Hi, don't know where to start! my small back garden needs 'doing over', need old shed taking down (before it falls down), proper base put down and new reasonable quality larger shed constructed, also new paving. Can anyone recommend a professional ... [ more ]
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Base was already there,but he would of done if needed,He has family & friends who help him, He's a proper carpenter who takes great pride in his work,He made mine to measure,I don't know how to put photos on this but if your on WhatsApp i can send ... [ more ]

Advice on slate roof felting

Lynne M in Stoke
After having a loose slate fixed it was brought to our attention that our roof was not lined with felt could anyone please answer these questions for me? 1. does a slate roof in a 1928 house need felting 2. will felting our roof stop condensation in the ... [ more ]
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Lynne M
Thank you for all your advice it looks like I need to speak to a roofer as it is a very expensive job to have done which I really cannot afford :(

Wedding dress alterations

Janice C in Ipswich Town Centre
The shop I've bought my wedding dress from are quoting £250 to have it altered. I don't know if this is reasonable or not? So was wondering if others had paid a similar price or knew of someone with the necessary skills who would be cheaper? Thank you
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Lynn H
We've used Beautiful Designs on Norwich Road they did a fab job on my daughters dress.

Cattery Recommendation please

Poppy in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi.  I need to put my cats into a cattery for a few days at fairly short notice.  They are not used to being in a cattery and I have no experience of catteries around here.  I live in IP3 so if anyone can recommend a good cattery then I'd be grateful. ... [ more ]
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Shaun N
Definitely Woodside Cattery.  Lovely lady who runs it.  Tried one or two others before but for the last few years Woodside.  Cats love it, lovely environment and we always feel OK about leaving the cats there which we didn't get the same feeling ... [ more ]
Lynn H
I can highly recommend they are in Woodbridge but are true cats lovers & my cats have been very well looked after each time they have stayed.

Public Meeting re: Holywells events

Holywells W in California
There is a notice at G. Debmans Butchers shop in Cliff Lane, advertising a public meeting on May 11th regarding "events in Holywells Park this year". Is there a sub-text here? Might it be referring to the 2 day music event that is taking place, or is it ... [ more ]
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Pauline L
Hi Liz,did not know about the South East Area committee last month,where was it advertised? The trouble is not every one has a computer or gets a paper every day I think this is where a lot of people miss out,such a shame.
Liz H
I would agree with you.  I will speak to the Council about this.  Perhaps they could put up notices around the Ward.  The next one is the 8th of June and when I get my notice I will put it on StreetLife

New Door fitters recommendations.

Mai E in Gainsborough
I'm having quotes on a new door. Iron:glaze seem like a good bet. I've also had a quote from Zenith (quite expensive). This afternoon I'm seeing XL. Has anyone had any experience of these companies? Who would you recommend?
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Pam M
I've just had all new windows and doors in the house. Used Chris King. Very knowledgable and excellent work. Would recommend him.
Joanna A
I had a replacement front door and window fitted by RightStyle last summer. A small local company based, I think, in Leiston. Their price and service was very good

Garden Furniture wanted

Chris M in Warren Heath
Hi does anyone have any old garden furniture that they want to get rid of also looking for paving slabs , we moved last November and have a huge garden to sort out , thank you for reading.